Melissa W.

Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: A few minutes


House Sitting

in your home
per night

Drop-In Visits

30-minute check-ins
per visit

Dog Walking

30-minute walks
per walk
Cat care, pick-up & drop-off, bathing / grooming

Traveling Preferences



  • Available
  • Unavailable
House Sitting Cancellation Policy:
Drop-In Visits Cancellation Policy:
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repeat clients
73 Reviews

Sue T.
Sue T.
Jan 15, 2019
Verified Stay

Melissa is very attentive to detail and gathering information about our dogs before our house sit. She stayed over for a house sit and we could tell she spent a lot of time with the dogs giving them love and attention. She sent pictures and gave feedback and information pn how they are doing. You can tell she is attentive to animals and is very professional in her approach. Would definetly use her services again.

Melissa W.
Melissa W.
Susan B.
Susan B.
Dec 26, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa always takes great care of our pup!

Melissa W.
Melissa W.
Pamela S.
Pamela S.
Nov 30, 2018
Verified Stay

Melissa is wonderful!! Not only were my dogs well taken care of - but my house was too! Can’t tell you how much I appreciate all you did!

Melissa W.
Melissa W.

About Melissa

years of experience
  • Verified Background Check
  • Rover 101

Dog whisperer and lover of dogs!!

Dogs have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My husband and I lost our beloved chocolate lab, Zoe, 12/15/18, who ruled our house. She was an integral part of our family and we miss her every day. She was showered with affection and taken on walks daily. We played “find the treats” as well as other fun games and loved to watch how amusing she was ...

What Melissa would like to know about your dog

I don’t have a breed preference. I do like to know if the dog is a rescue and has any quirks from that, (like afraid of men, or being petted from behind, food and water guarding, etc.). Some of those behaviors also apply to any pet. I’d also like to know how your pet responds to other animals and people. Last, but not least, I’d like to know of any past or present injuries along with meds and physical therapy. Pretty much anything that makes your pet anxious, afraid or aggressive I would like to know, as well as what calms them down and makes them happy.

Additional Skills
Oral Medication Administration
Senior Dog Experience
Can provide daily exercise
Injected Medication Administration
Special Needs Dog Experience

When Melissa watches your pet

When I watch your pet in your home, you can first expect that I will treat both your pet and home with the utmost respect. While there we will play with any of their favorite toys, play fetch if that’s an activity they enjoy. There will also be lots of snuggles and loves, & being petted. I talk to my pets all the time, they may not always know what I’m saying - but at least they know I’m there for them. I also like to take dogs on car rides, (if permitted of course). I have seatbelts and seat covering for dogs to ride along. We’d go to the pet store to look, or a dog park near by if permitted. Essentially I try to see and observe what makes your pet happy, and that’s what we do. I love dogs and cats and miss them when I’m not with them. A bond is formed between me and your pet where they feel safe and comfortable in my care. I even check-in with some of my pets when I haven’t seen them in a while. And if my clients happen to move, I’ve even received pictures of their dog(s) in their new home. The owners know that I love to know their pet is happy in their new environment, and I love being kept in the loop. The bond that is created between your pet and me is forever.

Melissa's Service Area

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